Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program was designed to get you involved in campus activities, introduce you to other students and get you comfortable with university life during your first year of study.

Become a Leader

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is the perfect way to start your university experience off right. ELP runs from September through to April, and connects new to UCalgary students and senior student volunteers in a close-knit and supportive community.

In ELP you'll be invited to participate in exciting socials like our Fall Retreat at Camp Kindle, and unique leadership workshops only available to ELP participants.

Applications for the 2019/2020 season are now closed.
New students, please check back in August 2020.

Mentorship or Buddy component

You also have the opportunity to shape your experience by selecting the First Year Experience Stream (where you'll focus on meeting people and getting casually oriented to university) or the Leadership Stream (where you'll participate in more personal development and leadership workshops). In both streams, you will be paired with a senior student or staff member who will be your personal guide and mentor as you navigate your first year.

Application details

What can I expect? Join the Emerging Leaders Program, explore your leadership potential and be part of a dynamic community of first-year students

Who can apply? All first-year UCalgary students.

When does it take place? ELP is a year-long program that accepts applications in the Fall.

Applications for ELP are now closed. If you have any questions about the program, please email lead@ucalgary.ca